I had mine taken out when I was 18, and so far it's pretty much the worst experience of my life. I think a lot of it had to do with the dentist that did it, he was fast and really brutal (my mom could hear him sawing away on me from the waiting room and even the assistants looked freaked out after). I was off of work and on vicodin for like three weeks. Also they got infected and it just sucked all around.
My brother, on the other hand, had his done a couple weeks before me and was eating pizza two days after the surgery.